Stanley Orr and Guy Weaver reignited their title ambitions after taking maximum points on the recent Wyedean Rally.
After a timing issue was sorted Shawn Rayner and Declan Dear claimed second spot meaning with dropped scores they can only improve their challenge points by 5.
It means the overall challenge win will go down to the wire around the lanes of Killarney.
Due to championship co-ordinator breaking his arm and finding it difficult to type please find below reaction after the Wyedean taken from various Facebook posts:
Stanley Orr Rallying:
This weekend saw a successful run on the Wyedean Rally for the team. This was the first time back on gravel since May on Severn Valley, and a finish was definitely a priority. After the DNF on Epynt and the huge disappointment on Isle of Man Stanley eased his way into the morning stages. With a couple of overshoots and a half spin it was taking a little bit of adjustment after running on the tarmac.
At service Fin and Dom got the car checked and ready to go, then jumped in to help Shawn Rayner change his gearbox, with Stanley supervising things. The work was completed in good time, getting Shawn & Declan back out for the afternoon stages.
Stanley was certainly back on it and found very good pace in the afternoon, and was around 3secs a mile quicker putting in some very competitive stage times very much on the pace. The Bai’s eventually finished 11th overall which was a good result against all the modern machinery. And took the win in the Stage Masters Championship scoring some valuable points.
Had a good day given how difficult the conditions were. Ian admitted backing off too much in the afternoon and definitively so on the last stage which cost him a place in the Historics letting Jeremy Wells into 11th which he admitted being annoyed about.
In the morning I beat Steve Ward on all three stages in his Mk2 which was positive but dropped too much time to him in the afternoon. He only get to do a very small number of rallies a year but closing in on the Mk2 pace.
Only his 15th rally in more than 5 years.
|18||Stanley Orr||Guy Weaver||Ford Escort RS2000||00.43.37|
|25||Shawn Rayner||Declan Dear||Ford Escort||00.45.07|
|19||Terry Brown||Den Golding||Ford Escort RS1800||00.47.34|
|77||Ian Barnes||Rob Gilham||Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000||00.50.02|
|81||Gwilym Roberts||Debbie Myers||Ford Escort||00.50.32|
|17||Steve Bennett||Cliff Simmons||Ford Escort RS||Retired|
|50||Andrew Stokes||Adrian McNally||Hillman Avenger||Retired|